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Speed limit for chip seal

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PESHTIGO, Wis. — Starting Monday through Aug. 10, Marinette County highway crews will be working on chip seal projects on County Trunk Highway O and OO. Travelers can expect traffic delays. Motorists are also reminded these are construction zones that will have fresh oil and loose ...

Whitmer signs budget bill

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Friday signed spending bills as part of an agreement to resolve a $2.2 billion deficit in the current budget by using federal coronavirus relief aid, tapping savings, shifting funds and banking cost cuts from employee furloughs that are ...

Tending the crops

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Don Rittenhouse looks over the well-grown garden at his home on M-69 in Sagola Township before getting to work thinning the carrots. They have to be thinned, he explained, so the ones left in the ground can get to a decent size.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

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By JAKE SEINER AP Sports Writer NEW YORK — The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season. Friday's game between St. Louis and Milwaukee was postponed after two ...

Face masks to be required in Wisconsin

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases, setting up a conflict with Republican legislative leaders and some conservatives who oppose such a requirement and successfully sued to kill the governor’s “safer ...

Gogebic, Marinette counties see COVID jump

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Local health officials added another COVID-19 positive each in Dickinson and Iron counties Thursday, but the biggest jumps in cases in the region came in Gogebic County in the Upper Peninsula and Marinette County in Wisconsin. Gogebic County’s count climbed by 14 on the ...

IM council to hear requests to have outdoor bar service

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain City Council will have a special meeting at 2 p.m. today to consider two right-of-way closure requests to accommodate outdoor bar service. Effective today, an executive order announced Wednesday by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will tighten restrictions on social ...

DNR board makes no changes in Florence, Marinette deer quotas

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Natural Resources board voted Thursday to revise antlerless deer quotas in some northern Wisconsin counties, hoping to defuse complaints that it violated open meeting laws and ignored local recommendations when it tightened kill limits last ...

Oneida tribe wins significant legal battle

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday sided with the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin in its fight over a village’s authority to require a special events permit for an apple festival, in a case that could have wide-ranging impacts across the U.S. While the lawsuit on its face ...

VA donates to Feds Feed Families program

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Iron Mountain — The Oscar G Johnson VA Medical Center recently collected 1,079 pounds of food items to be distributed to local community members in need of assistance through the Feds Feed Families program. Feds Feed Families is a program that is initiated by the U.S. Department of ...

Sprucing up downtown

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Lucas Dombrowski, left, and Connor Robinson of Beck’s Ornamental & Turf Management of Norway worked Wednesday afternoon to clean up and trim weeds growing in the sidewalk and paver stones on Hughitt Street in downtown Iron Mountain.

Whitmer tightens UP virus rules

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Wednesday tightened pandemic restrictions in northern Michigan while letting Detroit’s three casinos reopen at limited capacity after four-plus months of being closed to curb the coronavirus. The new limits covering 32 northern counties in ...

Wisconsin governor orders masks statewide amid virus surge

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday issued a statewide mask mandate amid a spike in coronavirus cases, setting up a conflict with Republican legislative leaders and some conservatives who oppose such a requirement and successfully sued to kill the governor's "safer at ...

Township offices, ND millage on Tuesday’s ballot

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IRON MOUNTAIN — A handful of township races are contested in Tuesday’s primary election in Dickinson County while voters in the North Dickinson County School District will be asked to approve a bonding issue. In Sagola Township, millage levies for fire protection, ambulance protection and ...

Iron County proposes change in 911 funding

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CRYSTAL FALLS — Iron County votes will be asked Tuesday to approve a new property tax levy to support the county’s central 911 dispatch service. The levy of 1 mill, or $1 per $1,000 of taxable value, would raise an estimated $537,272 when first levied this year. The proposed levy is for ...

Ferguson, O’Dell compete to challenge Bergman

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MARQUETTE —Two Democratic candidates will square off Tuesday, seeking to challenge incumbent U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. The candidates are: — Dana Alan Ferguson of Marquette, who has a bachelor’s degree in economics from ...

Iron County has its 16th COVID-19 positive case

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IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron County has another confirmed COVID-19 positive, local health officials posted Wednesday, while state data indicates Menominee County has topped 70 cases. According to the Dickinson-Iron District Health Department, Dickinson County as of Wednesday had 42 confirmed ...

Large numbers of mail-in ballots could slow vote count Tuesday

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A sharp increase in the number of people voting by mail due to the coronavirus pandemic could slow the counting of ballots in Michigan's August primary and the November general election, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson said during a media conference Wednesday. Benson ...

Court upholds ruling against former Dassey attorney

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By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling that the former attorney for a man whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series “Making a Murdererî” violated a harassment restraining order against him. The ...